On State Terrorism and Terrorist States

“Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” George W Bush address to a joint session of Congress and the American people 20 sept 2001 “Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism” Noam Chomsky 9/11 (2001) Throughout history, emotions have played a key role in shaping … Continue reading On State Terrorism and Terrorist States

Surveillance Valley Review Or: How We Should Learn to Start Worrying and Loathe the Internet

I used to think that the history of the internet began with people like Tim Berners-Lee; plucky tech nuts with an innocent, grass roots passion for technological advancement. There are many such stories in internet folk-lore that would have us think that the internet is a Utopian entity; one where democracy, ingenuity and equality prevail, a fresh start for the new post-war batch of humanity … Continue reading Surveillance Valley Review Or: How We Should Learn to Start Worrying and Loathe the Internet

Paris or the soul on fire

From the tobacco holes where the teeth rot, words flee, evaporate and fly high lacking ideas above the heads – a long rope holding on to the eye powder floating above, tightened onto a large narrow dismembered structure. Empty body – words without souls. Words which only substance is the infliction given by the infinite frustrations of the windmills churning out smoke and bile. Words … Continue reading Paris or the soul on fire

Eight Years

As it is eight years since people began protesting in Syria, kids getting locked up for graffiti, a revolution being born – I wanted to write something. Disclaimer for the disjointedness… “We were alone, but we didn’t realise it yet.” Brothers of the Gun Since I started to read The Morning They Came For Us I have understood the feeling inside myself more accurately. Something like … Continue reading Eight Years